Welcome to the Seely Squirrels Class...
where we are nuts about learning!
The Seely Squirrels is a Year 3/4 class.
Our teachers are Mrs Ince and Mrs Glover.
We are really trying to improve our times tables skills in school ready for our online Multiplication Tables Check in June 2020 so we are doing work on them every day. The children should know their multiplication and division facts up 12x12 at the end of year 4.
For further practice at home, please click here http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/multiplication-and-division and for fun maths games!
Please continue to read as much as possible at home - we recommend at least 3 times a week! This really supports a child for the future and not only helps them to read but improves their writing and spelling too! We are really focusing on understanding a text for e.g. What the story is about, why it ended a certain way, what other ways it could have ended. These elements are just as important as being able to read the words. Please see Mrs Glover or Mrs Ince for further advice or questions.
We have changed the way we do homework. The homework grid has been given to our class, which is due back on 30th March. Now, the children have a 'pick and mix' approach where they choose activities to gain points. This worked really well last term and when we did our homework showcase, there were some amazing works of art, writing and models.
This term we are learning about the Vikings and there are a range of activities involving art, model making, drama as well as Maths and English. How many points can you earn?
We will be sending new spellings home every Wednesday to be tested the following Wednesday. See the spelling lists in diaries for this week's words.
Please also see the Year 3 and Year 4 spelling list T2-E-1175-New-Curriculum-Spelling-List-Years-3-And-4-Word-Mat.pdf
Our weekly 'Spelling Test' is on Wednesday.
Our PE slots are Tuesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon. There may be times when we need our PE kits outside of this, so please can they remain in school all week. Swimming will start again n the Spring Term.
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Photos from our homework showcase in December 2019 from our Narnia topic are below:
Topic - Vikings
During our Spring term, we are using How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell as our class text. The children are really enjoying sharing this class piece of literature during our whole-class guided reading sessions. We will be using the story to inspire us to write stories about finding something and later, newspaper reports.
We are going to be using the knowledge we gain about the Vikings to make models, draw Vikings and understand how the Vikings invaded. In science, we are learning about plants and what they need to grow. We are learning how to play hockey in PE and in computing we are being introduced to excel spreadsheets.
A week at a glance...please see our timetable above for Spring 2020: